Shenzhen Transportation


Bao''an Airport
Bao'an Airport

Shenzhen Bao’an Airport (SZX) is around 20 miles (32 kilometers) from downtown area. At present, it operates more than 150 domestic and 21 international air routes, connecting Shenzhen and other cities both at home and abroad, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Macau, Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo. Transportation to/from downtown, Guangdong Province, Hong Kong and Macau is quite convenient from the airport:
 Shuttle buses to Shenzhen downtown area
 Airport Transport to Nearby Cities in Guangdong
 Airport Transport to Hong Kong / Macau

 The city is located at the crossing of Beijing-Guangzhou Railway Line and Beijing-Kowloon Railway Line. Guangzhou-Kowloon Railway Line and Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway Line also pass the city. As one of the most important transportation hubs in south China, Shenzhen efficiently connects mainland China and Hong Kong. Most high-speed trains depart from North Railway Station and get to Xiamen, Hangzhou, Huangshan, Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, Xi'an and Wuhan.
 Shenzhen Railway Station      North Railway Station     Futian Railway Station     East Railway Station

 Shenzhen - Hong Kong Train
 Shenzhen - Guangzhou Train
 Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong Train
 Shenzhen - Guilin Train
 Shenzhen - Xiamen Train
 Shenzhen to Shanghai Train

 See detailed Shenzhen Train Schedule

There are over 40 passenger long-distance bus stations in the urban and suburban areas. Among them, Luohu Bus Station, Bao’an Bus Station, Yinhu Bus Station, Futian Bus Station, Huanggang Bus Station and Airport Bus Station are the popular ones. Passengers can arrive in a city within Guangdong Province such as Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Shantou and Zhanjiang, or trans-provincial city including Nanning, Guilin, Fuzhou, Putian and Quanzhou.
 Nowadays, ferries are available at Shekou Port (China Merchant Shekou Ferry Terminal) and Fuyong Port of Bao’an Airport. Shekou Port operates ferry lines to Skypier of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, Zhuhai Jiuzhou Port, Zhuhai Wailingding Island Ferry Terminal, Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal. Fuyong Port is just 3.3 kilometers (2 miles) away from Bao’an International Airport. Passengers can take closed ferry route to/from airport to Hong Kong International Airport and Macau by showing intraday air tickets.

 See detailed Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen Ferry

Eight subway lines are operating in the city so that the accesses to the major distribution centers like Luohu Railway Station, Window of the World, Luohu Port and Shekou Port are quite easy.
Operating Subway Lines:
 Line 1 (Luobao Line)         Line 2 (Shekou Line)    Line 3 (Longgang Line)    Line 4 (Longhua Line)
 Line 5 (Huanzhong Line)    Line 7 (Xili Line)    Line 9 (Meilin Line)    Line 11 (Airport Line)
Line to be Opened:
Line 20 (Fuyong Line)
 See subway maps for reference.

Shenzhen City Bus
City Bus

There are over 900 bus lines running in this city presently. Regular bus lines, Express Lines, Intercity Lines, Night Lines, Peak Hour Lines and Holiday Bus Lines are the main categories. Most routes in downtown area cost CNY 1 for ordinary bus and CNY 2 for air-conditioned bus. Their operating hours are roughly from 07:00 to 23:00 in weekdays.
 Bus / Subway Search
 Currently, more than 16,000 taxis run in the city. They are mainly in four colors and serve designated areas: red and yellow cabs run in urban and suburb areas including Luohu, Futian, Nanshan and Yantian Districts; green cabs can only be found in Bao’an and Longgang Districts; blue cabs, namely electric ones, serve the same areas as the red ones. In the day time, the fare is CNY 6-10 for the first 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) and then CNY 2.4 for each extra 0.6 mile (1 kilometer). During the night (23:00-06:00 the next day), passengers need to pay extra 30% as night allowance. 

 Further Reading:

How to Travel from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen

How to Travel from Shenzhen to Hong Kong Airport

- Last modified on May. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shenzhen Transportation
Asked by Ruth from GERMANY | May. 23, 2019 15:11Reply
Is there a high speed train from Shenzhen to Dongguan?
If there is, how long is the travel time?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kate from CANADA | May. 26, 2019 19:12

Yes, there are dozens of high speed train from Shenzhen to Dongguan every day. It takes around 45 minutes.
Asked by Diana from RUSSIA | May. 11, 2019 05:19Reply
Hello! How can I get from Fuyong metro station to Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Golden Bay?
Answers (1)
Answered by Moria from NEW ZEALAND | May. 13, 2019 00:09

Take Metro Line 11 from Fuyong to Futian and then transfer to Metro Line 3 to Cuizhu. Get out of the Exit B2 and then walk northeast 350m to take Bus Line E11 to No.1 Dapeng Center and then transfer to Bus Line B752 to Jinshawan. Walk south about 400m to the hotel. It takes about 3 hours and the bus fare is CNY20.
Asked by JP from SPAIN | Apr. 30, 2019 20:59Reply
Ferry from Shenzhen Shekou to HKIA for 1.20 am flight
Can I take the ferry many many hours before just to be sure? I don't mind waiting in the airport, but I am worried that "technically" my flight is not "the same day" as it is past midnight. My airline is Qatar Airways.
Answers (2)
Answered by Lily from CANADA | May. 05, 2019 01:41

Hi, you can take ferry before the midnight. The last two ferries depart at 20:15 and 21:00 from Shekou Port.
Answered by JP from SPAIN | May. 06, 2019 01:47

Hi, I didn't want to take the last one as I thought this was a bit risky (no buffer for plan B). I went very early, and was able to take the 3.30 pm Ferry, even though my flight was at 1.20 am (after midnight, so technically the next day). I had no issues and happily waited at the airport for many hours, but made sure I got on my flight. Overall, I think the ferry is awesome solution.
Asked by Shane from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 28, 2019 17:07Reply
When is the last Shuttle Bus from Fuyong Port to Shenzhen Bao'an Airport?
I land at HKIA 18:00 so probably wont arrive Fuyong until 21:00, is the shuttle bus still running to Baoan Airport so I can jump on the metro. Im done with taxi drivers trying to charge ridiculous prices to get to Fuyong.
Answers (1)
Answered by Moria from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 08, 2019 02:43

The last bus of M528 stops at 21:30 so it is possible to take a shuttle bus to the airport.
Asked by jasbir from MALAYSIA | Mar. 26, 2019 06:12Reply
How do i get from Shenzhen Airport to Houjie using the high speed train?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lila from SINGAPORE | Mar. 28, 2019 01:51

Upon landing, take airport shuttle bus Dongguan Line and get off at Dongguan City Terminal first. The bus schedules are from 08:00 to 21:00 every 40mins. It takes around 45/person. The duration is around 1.5 hours. After arriving, take a taxi to the Houjie Station. The cab fare is CNY 50 to 60.
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